Dozens of Colorado nonprofits are funding direct cash programs they say have led to economic stability for individuals and families.
Steamboat Resort and Breckenridge Resort opened child care centers for the kids of their employees this season. In Aspen, the resort is helping pay for new child care center slots in the community.
Colorado voters can have a real impact on child poverty in November by electing candidates who makes kids a priority
Timing was everything for Jaiya Jermulowske and her husband, Kory. They knew they couldn’t afford to have two kids in day care at the same time, so the couple— who live about 35 minutes south of Steamboat Springs — planned their second pregnancy around child care. When her son, Kayson, was born, Jermulowske left her […]
Myra has missed 30 years of her life, due to a coma, but has found a new friendship with her young neighbor, Ossie. Together, they both are searching for their place in this world. < Previous | Start from the beginning | Next >>
This week, Liz Polizzi Oertle handed over her baby to another female founder. Not her real babies. Her kids are 8 and 10 now. It’s her other baby, her startup Nanno, which she cofounded in 2016 when her children “were tiny and I really needed babysitting,” said Polizzi Oertle, whose company provided vetted babysitters on […]
With just over a year until Colorado begins providing free preschool to 4-year-olds statewide, state lawmakers want to inject $100 million into efforts to beef up the early childhood workforce and create more slots for young children. During a news conference Wednesday afternoon, a group of lawmakers announced the legislation, which would be funded with federal […]
Running a childcare and learning center for 130 children makes me hyper-aware of the struggle so many families are going through to care for loved ones while still showing up for work during these uncertain times. That’s why I’m celebrating that Colorado is in the midst of standing up our own Paid Family and Medical […]
State early childhood leaders want to give Colorado parents user-friendly information about how to pick child care settings that are safe, provide more support and training to unlicensed child care providers, and create a new four-member state unit to support unlicensed providers and enforce child care rules. These are a few of the recommendations from […]
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis wants private companies to help solve public problems like a shortage of child care options and affordable housing and to help develop a Front Range passenger rail service. The Democrat’s budget proposal asks state lawmakers for more than a million dollars to open up a new public-private partnership office. The proposal […]